A collaborative ceramic work by potter Peter Collis and artist Julie Collis which was inspired by a recent trip to Bora Bora where they observed wooden Kali, or headrest.
As well as having a practical function, the Kali also serves a ceremonial and spiritual purpose. Pacific islanders believed that a persons spririt, life-force or mana resided in their head and that this mustn’t touch ground.
This new work explores the forms of weaving and basket work seen in Polynesian culture.
530 mm20 & 3/4 in
125 mm4 & 1/4 in
110 mm4 & 1/4 in
Available in Blue or White.
Collis Studios is the husband and wife team of potter Peter Collis and artist Julie Collis.
Both successes in their own right, their collaboration has brought about a new range of porcelain paper-clay works inspired by the Kali, or Headrests from traditional Polynesian culture.
eter has been fully focused on the art and design of ceramics since 1978 and his work is represented in public and private collections in New Zealand and overseas, including Auckland, Singapore, Taipei,
the US and British Columbia.
Julie’s work spans a number of media from metal to fabric, and includes jewellery making and ceramics. A constant theme that runs through all of Julie's work is an interest in the methods and media of textiles.